Murkowski differs with Trump on campaign help from foreign powers

Sen. Lisa Murkowski was not happy to hear President Trump say he would accept foreign intel on a political opponent.

Congressional Delegates Divided on Likelihood of Gas Pipeline

The dream of getting a gas pipeline to connect Alaska’s North Slope with the Lower 48 is an old one, and in recent years, it’s seemed closer than ever. But even as the company TransCanada works toward building a line, skepticism is mounting among some members of Alaska’s Congressional delegation that a project will happen any time soon, if at all.
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LISTEN: Wild Alaska blueberries a benefit to old rat brains

But what's in those little blue bundles? Answer: More than just a delicious, sweet and tart treat. And, believe it or not, they're not even technically blueberries.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

Researchers say food scarcity is why so many birds died in Alaska in 2015. Plus: Pete Kaiser's dad, Ron, returns to the trail to race the Bogus Creek 150. And, how people suffering from homelessness in Juneau manage during a cold snap.

Survivors Reflect On 1964 Earthquake

This is an important week for anniversaries of big disasters in Alaska history. Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami. The 9.2 quake took lives and destroyed houses and infrastructure in Anchorage, Valdez, Seward and other communities. Download Audio

Village of Igiugig one step closer to replacing diesel electricity with hydrokinetic system

“One year from now, we’ll know whether the community would like to own this device,” says IVC President AlexAnna Salmon. “If it really is going to prove itself to be an effective option for providing power.”
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Group that wants to recall Anchorage Assembly member Meg Zaletel says it has enough signatures

The group announced in a post on social media Monday that it had gathered 4,500 signatures. It needs about 2,500 valid signatures to get the recall vote on a municipal ballot.
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Ketchikan assembly asks state for LGBTQ protections after overriding mayor’s veto

In a nonbinding resolution, the borough assembly asked for state protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, as the city's resolution doesn't necessarily apply to outlying areas.

Church-commissioned study on sexual abuse by clergy to be released

This week, Roman Catholic Bishops from across the United States, including Alaska, will hear preliminary results of a church-commissioned study on the causes and...
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New facility aims to improve options for Alaskans with memory loss

https://youtu.be/bqE1Xk6h7e4 Caring for someone with memory loss can be exhausting both physically and emotionally. The number of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia in Alaska is...

Anchorage Police Confirm Body Found in Lake is Samantha Koenig

An Anchorage police spokesman says the Alaska state medical examiner's office has confirmed that a body recovered from Matanuska Lake is that of an 18-year-old coffee stand worker who vanished Feb. 1. Read More
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Body of hunter found in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

The body of a missing hunter has been found in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, where authorities believe he may have been swept away by a current while trying to cross a creek.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Federal, state and Anchorage officials roll out "Alaska Anti-Violent Crime Strategy"; King Cove and feds exploring options to build King Cove Road without Congressional approval; All seven resolutions passed on final day of Elders and Youth conference; Iditarod names Joseph Redington, Jr. 2018 Honorary Musher; Dogs test positive for drugs in Alaska's Iditarod; Fish and Game looks to secure water rights along major state rivers; Eielson showcases F-35 as Alaskan command chief emphasizes its lethality, deployability; Red Salmon Cannery dinged for Clean Air Act violation; Sitka's Alaska Day soundtrack includes pipes and drums Listen now

Anchorage Police Investigate Church Vandalism

A Catholic church vandalism incident has spurred an Anchorage Police investigation. Download Audio

Alaska Senate votes for bigger dividend during budget debate

The Alaska Senate has voted for dividends of about $4,200 to residents this year, plus “energy relief” checks of $1,300, as its work on a state budget plan continued.

In tribute to original residents, Juneau Assembly renames downtown Willoughby District

Formerly known as the Willoughby District, the area will now be known as the Aak’w Village District, paying homage to its original residents.
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Ask a Climatologist: What is termination dust, anyway?

How do we know what fits the definition of "termination dust?" The answer is: We don't. National Weather Service climate researcher Brian Brettschneider wants to change that.
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One-of-a-kind photo collection documents 75 years of life in Angoon

Cyril George, a Tlingit from the Beaver Clan of Angoon, died six years ago, but his 4,000 photos of life in the village will finally be available to the public.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

Gov. Dunleavy responds to the campaign to recall him, the fight to control student vaping, and rocket launch preparations.

NOAA: Whale deaths in the Gulf are three times the average

Since May 2015, 11 fin whales, 14 humpback whales, one gray whale, and four unidentified cetaceans have been found dead around the islands of the western Gulf of Alaska and the southern shoreline of the Alaska Peninsula, according to NOAA. Canadian authorities are also seeing an uptick in whale deaths off the coast of British Columbia. Download Audio